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Judith A. Aberg, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.

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Treatment for Lupus/HIV Co-infection

What is proper treatment for a man who has Lupus and AIDS? He began triple combination therapy about 5 years ago following an AIDS diagnosis, which he tolerates well. He has an undetectable viral load and CD4 counts in the 900-1100 range. He is havin...

By Judith A. Aberg, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.
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breast reduction and hiv

I am a 33 y/o female.Have had hiv for almost 8 years always with undetectable levels and t-cells count of over a 1000.My concern is that I have large breasts (36 DD).They are very painful before, during and after menstruation.I've thinking about brea...

By Judith A. Aberg, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.
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Cocaine Straw?

I thought that no body has ever caught hiv through a shared cocaine straw. You said, it is wise to get tested if ever a cocaine straw was shared. Why?

By Judith A. Aberg, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.
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Nipple discharge a risk for HIV?

Hello Dr. Aberg, Is normal nipple discharge an HIV transmission risk to my sexual partner? The other day, my partner and I were engaging in foreplay and he tasted some some discharge in the mouth after sucking on my nipples. I am HIV+. Is he at risk?...

By Judith A. Aberg, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.
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plasma vs serum VL

I have asked a question regarding if there is any difference in the amount of hiv found in serum or plasma vs. whole blood when working in the laboratory. I have been told that when it is spun down, the virus is pulled to the bottom of the tube in th...

By Judith A. Aberg, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.